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Iain Shankland, www.Road-Test.org

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E – Road Test

We’ve known about the Mustang Mach-E for over a year now, and people are still banging on that “it’s not a Mustang because it’s an SUV.” Those people are morons. They’ve obviously made a judgment based on their small minds fitting into their tiny heads. You have to be open-minded with ANY vehicle and manufacturer. Remember the outcry when Porsche, Jaguar and Lamborghini said they were going to start building SUV’s? That was supposed to be the end of the world as we knew it. Fast forward a couple of years and the SUV’s are outselling the sports cars by a great number.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, www.Road-Test.org, Iain Shankland

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Launch

The official launch of the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning happened last night and there were some shocking numbers thrown about – starting with the starting price: $39,974, before any credits!!! Of course that’s not the one you or I will actually want – it’s a base, commercial-oriented trim level. Optioned out it’ll top off at around $90k – similar to a King Ranch if you tick all the boxes in a traditional F-150.

2021 Mustang Mach-E, Iain Shankland, www.Road-Test.org

Road Test Special: Mini-Test 2021 Ford Bronco Sport + Mustang Mach-E

We’ve had an interesting week… first we got to spend some behind the wheel of the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y,  and then 2 days later we had the opportunity to take the Ford Mustang Mach-E – Ford’s first-ever 100% electric vehicle, and the All-New Bronco Sport Big Bend out for a spin. With COVID continuing to put a stranglehold on my usual manufacturer-supplied test vehicles, I really appreciate Grimsby Ford providing me the opportunity for this all too brief, but very enjoyable test-drive. While we only got a quick spin around the block, these are two very impressive vehicles. Stay tuned for a full-blown road test in the future.)

Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, Road-Test.org

Tesla Demonstration Drive – The Model 3 and Model Y

For a number of years I’ve been trying to get a Tesla for a test drive, but their media people have been AWOL – even when I had their actual email address, I was ignored. So how did we get this test drive? Patience really. I signed up on their website for a Tesla Test Drive Event – where they actually come to you – or close to you, and let you get behind the wheel of the vehicle of your choice for 30 minutes or so. Since I’m an Auto Journalist, I took the opportunity and asked to drive both the 3 and the Y so I could write an article, and they were happy to oblige!

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Canada Invests $2.75 Billion In e-Buses – Including School Buses

Between 2021 and 2026, the Canadian government wants to invest a total of $2.75 billion in the promotion of all-electric buses – including school buses and their charging infrastructure. The $2.75 billion will be available to municipalities, transit agencies and school boards, starting this year. The Canadian government has said that this will support the government’s commitment to subsidize the purchase of 5,000 zero-emission buses over the next five years. The programme is part of an eight-year, $14.9 billion investment plan recently unveiled by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for public transit. The Canadian government wants to use this funding to kill several birds with one stone, namely create jobs, boost economic growth, ensure a cleaner environment, and to connect communities.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Electric CUV – Launch

Hyundai’s all-new electric mid-size crossover – the Ioniq 5, has been revealed to the public and it comes in three models and a long list of features. It’s the first model to be branded under the ‘Ioniq’ electric sub-brand. The Ioniq 5 rides on the dedicated Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which blends the traditional skateboard design with an elongated wheelbase. At a fairly long 4.65m (182.4 inches) overall and a 3m wheelbase (over 118 inches), it’s even longer than the Palisade!

New 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV & Bolt EUV Revealed

General Motors was one of the first auto manufacturers to design and build electric vehicles, but then threw away any advantage they’d gained by cancelling the EV. Stupid moves have been a GM staple over the decades, but it looks like they may be finally catching on to a market that they could almost be credited with starting – long before Elon Musk and Tesla. Even lately, they’ve continued to be wishy-washy and couldn’t decide if they wanted to be a part of the EV revolution or not.